Partner With Us

Partner With Us

“I would recommend businesses get involved with The Access Project both financially and in providing volunteer tutors, to support a charity that delivers tangible results towards tackling inequality and expanding opportunity.”

Suneil Setiya, Co-founder, Quadrature Capital

“I would recommend businesses get involved with The Access Project both financially and in providing volunteer tutors, to support a charity that delivers tangible results towards tackling inequality and expanding opportunity.”
Suneil Setiya, Co-founder, Quadrature Capital

As a charity our work is made possible by the involvement and generosity of businesses and organisations, trusts and foundations and individual supporters. They support us in a range of ways including funding, employee volunteering schemes and pro-bono work in their areas of expertise. All share our mission to ensure bright young people from disadvantaged backgrounds win places at top universities. If you would like to explore how you could play an important role in supporting our mission please get in touch.

There are many benefits to partnering with us:

  • Supporting young people to fulfill their potential
  • Establishing an employee volunteering scheme with a proven track record of success on which you can report to the rest of the business and your customers
  • Enhancing your staff’s skills in communications, coaching and planning. In our most recent tutor survey 85% said tutoring has improved their communication skills and 67% of volunteers said it has helped them coach more junior colleagues
  • Raising staff morale – feedback shows our volunteers relish their time on the programme
  • Strengthening brand loyalty from your staff and customers by demonstrating your commitment to supporting young people
  • Using our logo on your business materials
  • Featuring in our materials and on our website

How you can partner with us

Set up an Access Project Employee Volunteering Scheme

A key way you can get involved is by offering your staff the opportunity to become volunteer tutors. This is great for the young people on our programme but also benefits our partners as the scheme generates real enthusiasm amongst their staff. We will work with you to promote the scheme internally, conduct information sessions to encourage sign ups and host tutor training sessions in your office for the convenience of your team.

“Having the Access Officer based in the school makes all the difference. It means the project is run efficiently and our employees are looked after.” – Slaughter and May

To find out about volunteer tutoring and what it involves see our volunteering page.

Become a school sponsor

Becoming a school sponsor will give you a real sense of connection with one of the schools in which our programme runs. We will match you with a school and then keep you up to date with activities taking place across the academic year. At the end of the year, partners receive an analysis of how the programme they have helped to fund has improved students’ results and outcomes. Most sponsors further strengthen their links to the school by recruiting volunteer tutors from their staff.

“The organisation’s ability to monitor, measure and evaluate is second to none.” – Linklaters

Contribute financially to help young people fulfill their potential

You can help get more young people into top universities with financial support. Our work with students is made possible by contributions from partners and donors that allow us to organise volunteer recruitment and training, develop the programme, coordinate student visits and work experience, monitor and assess impact, and fund essential communications, finance and human resources functions.

You can also partner with us by funding a strategic project relevant to your interests. Recent funded projects include our law society for students, volunteer software creation, online tuition development and the launch of our alumni pilot.

“The Access Project delivers great results for young people and is committed to the highest standards of evidence of impact. That’s why we’re proud to support them with long-term core funding – investing in them as an organisation so they can have a bigger impact with more young people.

“Core funding is crucial because behind every great programme is a great organisation and a great team. That’s what core funding pays for – it’s the foundation on which long-term impact is built.” – Andy Ratcliffe, CEO Impetus-PEF

Pro bono support

Let us know if you or your company have an expertise you would like to harness to benefit the young people on our programme. As an organisation we have been lucky enough to receive some amazing pro bono support. Additionally we have been grateful for the loan of venues and staff secondments.

Get In Touch

If you would like to have an exploratory conversation on how you might be able to support our work either as an individual or on behalf of your workplace or the trust/foundation you represent, do get in touch.

Contact info

The Dock
Tobacco Quay
Wapping Lane
London E1W 2SF

0203 960 6592
info@theaccessproject.org.uk

Get In Touch

If you would like to have an exploratory conversation on how you might be able to support our work either as an individual or on behalf of your workplace or the trust/foundation you represent, do get in touch.

Contact info

The Dock
Tobacco Quay
Wapping Lane
London E1W 2SF

0203 960 6592
info@theaccessproject.org.uk